Mervyn James Kjer |

Mervyn James Kjer

Memorial services were held in Hawaii last week for Mervyn James Kjer, who died Aug. 20, 2004, after suffering a heart attack. He was 83.

Mr. Kjer was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Arcadia, Calif. He was a veteran of World War II and was trained as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy. He was proud that he had served under Admiral McCain.

He was married Nov. 7, 1952, to Doris Poisal and they shared 52 wonderful years together. As a couple they owned and operated KD Cedar Supply in Hayward, Calif. They also loved the Sierra and owned and developed land in the lower Kingsbury area off Juniper Drive. This row of houses is now known as Kjer Lane. Upon retirement, they built a house in Glenbrook, spent time in Sun City, Ariz., and in the early 1990s moved to the Carson Valley. In September of 2003 they made one last move to Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mr. Kjer enjoyed spending time gardening, counseling, reading and being with his true love, Doris. His passion for Tahoe and Hawaii lives on in his son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family will always remember the smile on Grandpa’s face, the twinkle in his eye and how he always made room for dessert.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Kjer of Kamuela, Hawaii; son, Kenneth Kjer of Captain Cook, Hawaii; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Kevin and Kristy Kjer of Stateline; granddaughters, Kirsten Jobb of Brentwood, Calif., and Karyn Kjer of Kamuela; and great-grandchildren, Kyle Kjer, Kelsey Kjer, A.J. Jobb, Taylor Jobb and Kaitlyn Kjer.